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Osteria dell'Orsa

Via Mentana 1, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 231576
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good45%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“ragu” (97 reviews)
“crostini” (23 reviews)
“tiramisu” (29 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Via Mentana 1, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

No reservations, communal tables, great local food, friendly busy service…… a real feel of student, independent Bologna for you. We went there based on the Culture Trip recommendation and were delighted. We had the luck to be seated (after a 15min wait) with view into...More

Thank platinumcitytrip
Reviewed 4 days ago

We arrived at a busy time but before many of the crowds (7:30) and were seated right away. I ordered ravioli with pesto and my husband had tortellini en brodo. The pasta was good and prices were very reasonable.

Thank jsteves
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Tasty food for modest parice.Tagliatelle bolognese speciality of the house. The only problem is the lack of space in top hours.

Thank BorisB91
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a simple but delicious bolognese pasta. We were set out to eat this dish anyways, but we were a bit disappointed that the menu was only in Italian and we didn't really have any choice to choose something else, as we did not...More

Thank boszibaba
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Osteria dell'orsa was recommended to us, and it lived up to all expectations. We had to wait 20 minutes to get a seat, I think if you go after 8pm then there are queues but it was so worth it. Delicious food and great atmosphere...More

Thank Olivia B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this place! The food was great, the atmosphere was great! Everything we ordered was amazing. It was a bit crowded when we visited on a Saturday evening, so i’d suggest visiting during off hours.

Thank OfirKatz
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has great reviews and had a queue outside. Why?? The famous ragu was dried pasta and no real flavour. I make better (and I am Welsh!). The Caprese salad had underripe tomatoes, cheap olives, tasteless chewy mozzarella and dried basil. The bread was...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited as a group of friends and had some delightful food, desserts (great tiramisu), coffees and drinks - all reasonably priced and very nice, indeed. An informal, enjoyable experience, we would return.

Thank Emgme
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unbelievably good simple Italian food. Whilst the venue (and service) isn't of the highest standard (things which I really don't think are that important if the food's worth it), if you're into good pasta dishes then you CANNOT miss this place. Best ragu I've ever...More

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ideal place to eat something when you don’t have much time and you want to experience the typical Italian chaos. Not really high-class food, it’s more for students and locals. You have to sit at long tables together with other people, so it’s not the...More

Thank Destination487372
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Francesca M
February 28, 2017|
Response from RossMarg | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. It's first come - first served!
Francesca M
February 28, 2017|
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Response from Moschi1 | Reviewed this property |
No, quando arrivi ti prendono il nome e quanti. Devi aspettare. Se vuoi aspettare hanno un bar accanto. Abbiamo aspettato so una decina di minuti.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $13
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:15 PM - 12:00 AM
12:15 PM - 12:00 AM
12:15 PM - 12:00 AM
12:15 PM - 12:00 AM
12:15 PM - 12:00 AM
12:15 PM - 12:00 AM
12:15 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Mentana 1, 40126 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > San Vitale
  • Neighborhood: San Vitale
  • Phone Number: +39 051 231576
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